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Randy Travis

Cited in Church Fight

'Extremely Intoxicated'

8/24/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

2:00 PM PT -- Travis had "bloodshot" eyes and torn clothing following the incident ... this according to the police report.

11:38 AM PT --
A source close to Randy tells TMZ, the singer was NOT drunk, nor had he been drinking. The source says Randy's fiancee and her estranged husband were arguing over visitation of their son and things got violent ... so Randy jumped in.

7:45 AM PT --
The Plano Police Department tells TMZ ... Travis was cited for simple assault. We're told officials believe Randy was the primary aggressor.

Cops say ... there was a "family argument" taking place between a man and a woman ... and Randy got involved.

Randy's lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells TMZ ... the woman in the argument is Randy's fiancee, who was arguing with her estranged husband ... when Randy entered the situation. 

Friedman says, "Randy Travis was the only man that came to the rescue ... fortunately even today chivalry is not dead”

Another man was also involved in the fight, but cops say it wasn't the husband.

More trouble for Randy Travis ... TMZ has learned the embattled singer was involved in a FIGHT in a church parking lot in Texas early this morning.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops responded to the church around 1 AM after receiving a tip about two men fighting in the parking lot.

We're told Travis was taken to the hospital after the fight. One source tells us Randy appeared to be "extremely intoxicated."

We're told the fight was over a girl.

Travis has had serious problems with alcohol -- he was arrested for DWI earlier this month after cops say they found the singer naked at the scene of a car crash.

And Travis was busted for public intoxication back in February after cops say he was hammered in a different church parking lot.

Attempts to reach Travis were unsuccessful.


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This guy's a walking country song: lost my woman, too much drinkin' & fightin', my new woman done slept with another guy, the poh-lice come n' got me, etc. I can almost hear the banjo music.

728 days ago


Let me guess, both guys were naked but the fight was "over a girl". This guy needs some professional help and fast. And why is he always drunk at a church? That must be some wild town.

728 days ago


Hoping he can get help and conquer his alcohol problems. The person who wished he would die...... You are sad. His music is awesome, he is very talented, and not irrelevant. His music will live on and I still love it to this day. We saw him in concert a few years back and he puts on a very good show. Where's the compassion man. People with money have the same problems as the rest of us Sadly they are just spotlighted for it. . Cut the man some slack. Addiction isn't an easy thing to beat. Praying you can get the help you need Randy.

728 days ago



Randy might be my new idol. He just doesnt give a ****.

727 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

Good lord! This man needs help!

727 days ago


"Attempts to reach Travis were unsuccessful...."

Um, mabye because he was passed out on his kitchen floor?

727 days ago


Dude get some help! Eric Clapton's Crossroads rehab in Antigua is great. I have a friend who went there and he has been sober 3 years and counting. You cant do it alone!

727 days ago

Linda Moore    

Jeeez does this boy need help or what?? Very sad and disturbing. Why doesn't someone try to intervene?? So much talent, great career, now this...sad!!

727 days ago


Travis makes Gary Busey look like a Rhodes scholar..

UPDATE: 8:56 a.m. Randy is now running naked through a Wal-Mart throwing his poop at the employees and yelling something about Prince Harry.

727 days ago


Pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization....poor guy.

727 days ago


Why hasn't anyone staged an intervention for this man. He's in obvious distress and needs help. What is it going to take,him kiling himself or someone else. I'm sure he has many friends in the industry or family,what about his people that represent him that care if he lives or dies. I mean come on,I like Randy and he deserves to get help asap!

727 days ago


When are people going to realize that he's simply out of ideas and trying to get material for a new album?

727 days ago


Put the bottle down Randy, become a Willie Nelson....its Safer!

727 days ago


Good woman needs to sing Randy his own say just a liiiie....that it always ends...with a sad makes you makes you cry.....but I say wait....Let me try...let me laaaay my hands....upon your heart...and see if they can heal....those secret scars....of loneliness....that you cannot conceal...IIIIII will wipe away-ee....the saddest tear...that falls...from your blue eyes...

727 days ago

LiLo's boy toy    

He's going down.

727 days ago
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